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MoveOn Creates "Contract for America" to Demand "Jobs Not Cuts"

 
 
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 MoveOn has created a new petition to protest the debt deal and apparent fact that barely anyone in Congress cares about job creation. From a press release:

In the wake of the debt deal that does nothing to create jobs, and fails to make corporations and the rich pay their fair share, MoveOn.org and Rebuild the Dream today announced the new Contract for the American Dream. The Contract, born out of the new American Dream Movement, is a progressive economic vision crafted by 125,000 Americans who came together online and in their communities, and put forth their ideas to get the economy back on track. Members of the American Dream Movement will take the Contract directly to Congress during the August recess to demand "Jobs Not Cuts," beginning with hundreds of actions around the country on August 10th.

View the full Contract here: http://contract.rebuildthedream.com/ 
View a video of the Contract here: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7L3xpElK0Y
View a New York Times ad to run this week on the Contract here: http://s3.moveon.org/pdfs/moveoncontractad.pdf

The Times ad is worth reading—it lays out several solutions for both job creation and repairing the economy—though the August 10th actions seem to be more imperative than the petition, per se (see: London). 

 

 

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at August 9, 2011, 5:28am

 
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